Irving, TX and Portsmouth, VA (December 12, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving Portsmouth, VA, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $10,000 to United Way of South Hampton Roads. The donation will be designated to the Hope & Healing Fund.
On November 22nd, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia killing six and injuring others. United Way of South Hampton Roads launched the Hope & Healing Fund to support the hope and healing of the broader community impacted by the tragedy. The funds raised will support solutions centered on mental health and violence prevention and 100% of the funds will go toward this effort.
“We are so grateful for WAVY’s partnership and their support of this initiative to foster the hope and healing of the broader community impacted by the tragedy in Chesapeake,” said Kelsey Mohring, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at United Way of South Hampton Roads. “This gift demonstrates not only WAVY’s unwavering commitment to the community but their understanding of the need for collaborative solutions around mental health and violence prevention.”
“We live, work and report on behalf of this community every day. When tragedy strikes, it’s also our responsibility to help the community heal,” said Carol Ward, Vice President and General Manager of WAVY-TV/WVBT. “By partnering with the United Way of South Hampton Roads, we hope to raise much needed awareness to the difficulties that impact all of Hampton Roads. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is making this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between WAVY-TV/WVBT-FOX43, and United Way of South Hampton Roads.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit nexstar.tv.
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